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  • October 3, 2012
  • • 10:07 PM
  • • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
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MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Chivas USA

MLS Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps - Chivas USA

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The Whitecaps are in desperate need of three points against Chivas USA, which has lost six matches in a row.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Vancouver Whitecaps (4-2-3-1): Knighton; Lee, O'Brien, DeMerit, Harvey; Koffie, Rochat; Camilo, Robson, Watson; Miller.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Etienne Barbara (lower back pain); MF John Thorrington (L hamstring strain);

QUESTIONABLE: FW Darren Mattocks (R hamstring strain)
Chivas USA (4-3-3): Kennedy; Riley, Califf, Valencia, Jazic; LaBrocca, Joseph, Minda; Bolanos, Agudelo, Townsend.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: MF Ryan Smith (concussion);

DOUBTFUL: GK Tim Melia (lower back);

PROBABLE: DF Jorge Villafaña (L calf contusion); MF Ben Zemanski (R ankle sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Vancouver saw its winless run stretched to seven games in a 0-0 draw with Seattle on Saturday. The Whitecaps are still hanging on to the fifth and final playoff spot in the West, two points ahead of FC Dallas.
  • Chivas USA lost 4-0 to Real Salt Lake on Saturday evening at The Home Depot Center, extending its losing streak to six games
  • These teams are meeting for the third time this year. Jay DeMerit scored the game’s only goal in a Whitecaps win on March 17, and they played to a scoreless draw July 7.
  • Vancouver has been shut out five times during its seven-game winless skid, having scored just three goals in that stretch.
  • Chivas USA is currently in the midst of a 442 minute goalless drought, the longest in MLS this season.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Whitecaps

Chivas USA

Wins
1
3
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Whitecaps
Draw
CD Chivas USA CHI
CD Chivas USA Chivas USA
79%
21%

Top 3 Predictions

Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
3 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 0
CD Chivas USA CHI
Vancouver Whitecaps FC WHI
2 - 1
CD Chivas USA CHI

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